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Testing the Tank

by NASA

Published December 17, 2010


Space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank is being filled with more than 535,000 gallons of super-cold liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen during a tanking test on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Engineers are closely monitoring what happens to 21-foot long, U-shaped aluminum brackets, called stringers, located at the tank's intertank region, as well as the newly replaced ground umbilical carrier plate. Data from 89 sensors will be evaluated after the tank returns to ambient temperature. Image credit: NASA/Frank Michaux Dec. 17, 2010


Identifier 506495main_2010-12-17-1
Filename 506495main_2010-12-17-1_full.jpg
Creator NASA
Date 2010-12-17
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Rights Public Domain
Source http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/506495main_2010-12-17-1_full.jpg
Year 2010
Publicdate 2010-12-28 03:11:45
Addeddate 2010-12-28 03:11:45

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